The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Back Office
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 92 76
Rank change year-on-year +16 -16  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.49% 0.45% 0.76%
As % of the General category 0.98% 0.78% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Median daily rate £340 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £365 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +21.42%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 611 774 959
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 50.29% 58.46% 66.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 398 480
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £530 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £9.65 - £10.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in Edinburgh

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Back Office in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Edinburgh

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in Edinburgh

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) MultiFonds
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (11.11%) MiFID
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Front Office
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 1 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MultiFonds
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Front Office
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Life and Pensions Business Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Pensions Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Technical Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (11.11%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
2 1 (11.11%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
2 1 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
2 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix